The Women of the Hill
About the Production
The Women of the Hill tells the history of the Pittsburgh Hill District through the first-hand stories of a multi-generational group of African American women. Women of the Hill, recognizes the significant impact of women on the political and cultural history of this vibrant community, which is known as the location of August Wilson’s series Century Cycle, examining the African-American experience in each of the ten decades of the 20th century.
Production Team And Cast
Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks, in collaboration with the cast
Charlene Foggie Barnett, Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis, Phillis Daniel Lavelle, Marlene Scott Ramsey, Brenda Tate, Norma J. Thompson
August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburg, PA (November 2009)
Wilson Tributes End with Inspiring Women of the Hill, Trib Live News, November 23, 2009
A Unique Theatrical Project Blends the Voices of Women, Pittsburgh City Paper, November 2009
Hill District Women Tell Their Stories, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 2009
August Wilson's Mythic Character Aunt Ester Explored in Theater Festival, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 2009
August Wilson Center for African American Culture.
Commissioned by The Aunt Ester Cycle, a two-week festival of plays, symposia and panels, inaugurating the opening season of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA.